I paid off all my student loans. I still support student loan forgiveness.

I paid off all my student loans. I still support student loan forgiveness.

Boomers like me who paid off all of our student loans need to give millennials a break. I paid off my student loans in full without assistance. Yet when editorialists decry presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s student debt forgiveness plan as “unfair” or a “slap in the face” to those who already paid off their loans, they’re certainly not speaking for me. It’s the kind of argument designed to tug at our most selfish impulses while…

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Instagram has a counterfeit fashion problem

Instagram has a counterfeit fashion problem

Counterfeit goods used to be sold in secret. Now they’re all over the internet. A report from the analytics firm Ghost Data has found that Instagram is a hotbed for the buying and selling of knockoff fashion, from fake Chanel bags to dupe Gucci slides to counterfeit Adidas tracksuits. According to the firm’s study, published in April, nearly 20 percent of all posts about fashion products on Instagram feature counterfeit products. The study identified more…

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A Chinese billionaire’s Stanford bribe shows how the college admissions scandal makes both zero and complete sense

A Chinese billionaire’s Stanford bribe shows how the college admissions scandal makes both zero and complete sense

How much is too much for an elite US credential? What has never made sense about the college admissions scandal is that seemingly smart businessmen couldn’t find a better return on their investment. And we may now have found our least-savvy palm greaser. Meet Chinese billionaire Tao Zhao, whose family reportedly funneled the largest check received by William “Rick” Singer, the admissions consultant at the center of the explosive case brought by federal prosecutors. The…

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Burger King is the latest brand to use depression as a marketing tool

Burger King is the latest brand to use depression as a marketing tool

“Not everybody wakes up happy,” a man sitting on his bed intones to start the new Burger King ad. Burger King’s latest promotion is called #FeelYourWay, which is a play on the company’s decades-old slogan “Have it your way,” except it’s ostensibly about depression. “Not everybody wakes up happy,” a man sitting on his bed intones to start the new Burger King ad. “All I ask is that you let me feel my way.” His…

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New disclosures: A word of caution while filing your tax returns

All the taxpayers are mandatorily required to file their ITRs electronically except individuals over the age of 80 years who have the option of filing the ITR in paper format as well.First step would be to identify the tax return form applicable for an individual taxpayer Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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